interiors

Historic panache – Umbria, Italy

When Count and Countess Antonio Bolza bought a property in rural Umbria, Italy in 1984 they were looking for a peaceful holiday retreat, a 1,500-hectare pastoral estate of idyllic natural beauty, scattered with centuries-old abandoned farmhouses and a millennium-old castle. The family fell in love with the overgrown Reschio estate which they bought ten years later embarking on a colossal restoration endeavour with the help...

A place for fashion lovers

TGY has been conceived not as traditional store, but as a meeting place for fashion lovers, to inspire people to talk about lifestyle, creatives to organise events and photographers to host their photo shoots. It embeds several main functions within the same space: curated shop, flexible event area, temporary exhibition where guest designers can show their new fashion collections, a cafe’, beauty center and flower...

An adventure filled place – Sydney

Cooks River House is a secluded family home within a lush natural landscape in Sydney’s inner west. A single-storey bungalow with an unsympathetic later addition previously occupied this sloping site, facing the Cooks River. The overgrown site had a wild, natural feel which Studio Plus Three clients saw as an adventure-filled place to raise their young family. Key intentions...

Refined, brutalist rigour – Mexico

Named after the street in Polanco where it’s located, Tennyson 205 is a five-storey apartment building in one of Mexico City’s most upscale and leafy neighbourhoods. Designed by Tucson-based architects Studio Rick Joy the project imbues a sculptural refined, brutalist rigour that sets it apart among the area’s mix of modern architecture and Spanish colonial revival buildings. Hemmed in on three...

Bundeena Beach House – NSW

Bundeena Beach House is a weekend escape with a strong connection to its environment, and context. It is also a house of its environment with a native roof garden and a sculptural skylight. Designed by Grove Architects it’s a house with a playful interaction between inside and outside, public and private. The house does not attempt to relate to its neighbours...

Peach Universe – Melbourne

Yet another reason to love Melbourne, Peaches is a cocktail bar located on the second floor of a building on Swanston Street. Peaches Bar Top and Rooftop is part of a larger 3 level hospitality project. Level One consisting of a restaurant; Level Two the cocktail bar Peaches and the rooftop extending the offering. Designed by

Roman and Williams Guild New York

Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the husband-and-wife team behind design firm Roman and Williams, have created a heavenly two-storey emporium in Manhattan's Soho district. Named Roman and Williams Guild New York, the flagship emporium houses an art studio, divine flower shop, gallery and boutique, and a restaurant called La Mercerie. The duo's treasury of lighting and furniture spans multiple categories of...

Former army drill hall – Sydney

The restoration and adaption of a 1905 former army drill hall in Sydney’s Inner West, involved the careful interweaving of the building’s original details and material palette with contemporary additions to create a relaxing home to suit the new owners. Although the original building had been altered substantially and unsympathetically in the 1990s by former owners, key elements remained intact or salvageable so the design...

Decadence and Beauty – Megan Hess

Megan Hess is a name synonymous with elegance and high-fashion, her signature style of fashion illustration is in high-demand, globally. In 2008 Hess illustrated the New York Times number one selling book Sex And The City - written by Candace Bushnell. She has since illustrated portraits for Vanity Fair and Time, created iconic accessories for Henri Bendel and illustrated the windows of Bergdorf Goodman in...